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Howl's Moving Castle
by Diana Wynne JOnes | Children's Books
Registered by shelj7k of Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on 4/20/2009
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by fireyfairy): travelling


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4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by shelj7k from Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, April 20, 2009

8 out of 10

Dear Reader

Welcome to Bookcrossing if it is your first time here. I am really pleased that you found this book. It is a gift from me to you. If you wish you may hold on to it but I hope that you will pass it on, either to a friend or loved one, or by leaving it to be found again. That way our book will be on an adventurous journey which we can follow as it gets passed along.

In the meantime, did you read the book? What did you think of it? Also, what do you think of the idea of bookcrossing? Feel free to write your thoughts when you come back to make a release note for this book.

While you are here, why not take a look around our website? Everything is explained on the home page. It is completely free to register and I would be delighted if you wish to mention me, shelj7k, as the member who introduced you.

All best wishes
 


Journal Entry 2 by shelj7k at Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, September 27, 2010

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From Amazon:

A new look for one of Diana Wynne Jones' funniest and most popular novels. In the land of Ingary, where seven league boots and cloaks of invisibility do exist, Sophie Hatter catches the unwelcome attention of the Witch of the Waste and is put under a spell. Deciding she has nothing more to lose, she makes her way to the moving castle that hovers on the hills above Market Chipping. But the castle belongs to the dreaded Wizard Howl whose appetite, they say, is satisfied only by the souls of young girls! There she meets Michael, Howl's apprentice, and Calcifer the Fire Demon, with whom she agrees a pact. But Sophie isn't the only one under a curse - her entanglements with Calcifer, Howl, and Michael, and her quest to break her curse is both gripping - and howlingly funny!
 


Journal Entry 3 by shelj7k at Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, September 27, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (9/27/2010 UTC) at Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland

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I actually preferred the movie, but perhaps that is because I saw it before I read the book and I am such a huge fan of Hayao Miyazaki's work!

A gift for the winner of my Young Adult RABCK 


Journal Entry 4 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, October 05, 2010

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Thank you for the surprise wishlist RABCK! I wasn't expecting you to send me so many books...what fun! I can already tell I'm going to like the illustrations in this one.

Here's another copy on my shelf...and one more


Journal Entry 5 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, January 22, 2012

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Illustrations by Tim Stevens.

A fun ride: I'd forgotten the bit about where Howl originally came from but it was an interesting twist. I'm glad the story explains that 7 leagues is 21 miles; I wouldn't have known that otherwise. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingghirwing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, January 22, 2012

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Picked up today at TOC lunch. Will read and pass along. Thank you for sharing!

Have not seen this movie, but can imagine animation would be the only way to do this story justice.

Sophie Hatter, as the eldest of three daughters, believes her destiny will be boring. But soon she is cursed by the Witch of the Waste and seeks shelter in Howl's castle, despite his reputation as a wicked warlock. The castle's magic enables its one door to open to different locations, including Sophie's village, the royal kingdom, and the strange land where Howl was born. Sophie soon learns that the mysterious happenings in all these locations are interrelated.

Reserved for fireyfairy.

Mailed 2/1/12. 


Journal Entry 7 by fireyfairy at Fort Wayne, Indiana USA on Sunday, June 03, 2012

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I am so terribly sorry for not having journaled this book sooner! It was on top of a stack of books on my desk, and it fell behind and was wedged between the desk and the wall until today. I deeply apologize! I will be reading it shortly. Thank you so much for sending it. 


Journal Entry 8 by fireyfairy at Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana USA on Sunday, July 12, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (7/12/2015 UTC) at Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana USA

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Released as part of TRF 2015 festivities!  


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